Accordion and Fiddle Clubs

The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs is a national association of clubs dedicated to Scottish traditional dance music. In approx. 70 clubs in Scotland and Northern parts of England, players and audience meet monthly to share their love of this type of music ... Clubs and their members are kept informed through a magazine, Box & Fiddle.’ Also categorized here are a number of Accordion Clubs, generally located in Mid and Southern England.


The Category Accordion and Fiddle Clubs is a subset of Local Music Clubs. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Accordion and Fiddle Clubs which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Club's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Accordion and Fiddle Clubs do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Black Country Accordion Club

- Cambridge Accordion Club

- Guildford Accordion Club

- North Staffs Accordion Club


! Accordion and Fiddle Clubs KEY

Meets ‘Second Wednesday of each month (Sept-May) ... Includes Buffet Supper each month ...  7.30pm - 10.30pm’.


* Alnwick Accordion & Fiddle Club

'Club meetings are held at 2.00pm ... with local musicians encouraged to take to the stage and play traditional music on instruments featuring predominantly accordion and/or fiddle. A "Special Guest" then performs two 30 minute sets during the evening with the entertainment finishing around 5:30pm.'


* Biggar Accordion & Fiddle Club

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (no meeting in January)'.


* Crieff Fiddle and Accordion Club

Meet 'first Wednesday of each month (Sept-May)'.


* Dingwall Accordion and Fiddle Club

Meet 'first Tuesday of each month (Oct - April)'.


* Fort William Accordion and Fiddle Club

Meet 'first Thursday of each month (Oct - April with no meeting in January)'.


* Galashiels Accordion & Fiddle Club

'All levels of player are welcome as well as listeners who just enjoy traditional accordion and fiddle music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our audience always enjoy hearing good music. No reasonable offer to play will be turned down. It may surprise you but many of our members have never touched, let alone played an accordion or fiddle. Our Club night is a family affair, we have members from 8 to 80. All are made welcome ... The Isle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival is usually held annually Late May.


* Isle of Skye Accordion and Fiddle Club
Also indexedIsle of Skye Accordion & Fiddle Festival

'Founded in November 1997 by David Batty, we have been meeting every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of every month.’ Concert Guest Artists ‘have ranged from Scottish dance bands, sing a longs, a mixture of classical and folk music to artists taking requests from the audience. We like to have a variety of music genres and styles ... We hold a concert on the third Wednesday of every month, a professional guest artist features on alternate months. Our local players are the special guest artists on the months in between.’


* Leyland Accordion Club

Meets ‘First Thursday of each month (Oct - April)‘.


* Oban Accordion Club

Meet 'every Wednesday of each month (Sept - April)'.


* Orkney Accordion and Fiddle Club

Usually meet monthly, Thursday evenings.


* Peebles Accordion & Fiddle Club

Usally meet: 'Every Tuesday evening 7pm - 10.30pm. The format for these evenings is 7-30 to 8-15 everyone who wants to play can join in to a set programme to be used on guest artist nights. The time after that is made up of anyone who wishes to play solo or in groups'.


* Seghill Comrades Accordion & Fiddle Club

'Promotes the best in traditional Shetland music, holding events throughout the year, as well as the annual Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival usually held Early October.


* Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Club
Also indexedShetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival

Meets ‘First Monday of each month (Oct - May)’ at 7.30pm.


* Thurso Accordion and Fiddle Club

'Saturday (Fortnightly) each month (Oct - April).’ Organize ‘special events in the summer’.


* Uist & Benbecula Accordion & Fiddle Club

Meets 'third Tuesday of each month (Sept - May)' at 7.30pm.


* Wick Accordion and Fiddle Club

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